Jackie

Jackie

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A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

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firefly5
Dec 14, 2017

Natalie Portman was an excellent 'Jackie'. I found Jackie so demanding and pushy, I wonder if she was like that in real life. Nevertheless, Jackie Kennedy wanted her husband to be remembered and she did an admirable job of doing that. The movie was very well put together and shot in an interesting way. Some shots were the present time, some went back in time and some were shots of the actual shooting. As well, if you watch the extras, they used some original footage of Jackie doing a tour of the Whitehouse, using an old camera, and mixing that with present day footage. Terrific work! I felt this movie depicted very well how Jackie Kennedy would have felt after such a horrific death of her husband and her efforts in trying to save his life by holding parts of President Kennedy together. Continuing to wear the bloody clothing and refusing to exit the plane by the back door (so to speak) are exactly the right things to do under the circumstances.

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tinybookworm
Nov 27, 2017

I thought Natalie Portman did an amazing job as Jackie, she definitely got her voice/accent spot on. But the movie itself didn't hold my attention (I began to FF scenes). There were some interesting scenes and I did feel for Jackie in all she was dealing with, but the movie seemed choppy with flashbacks, memories and the interview. I didn't enjoy watching this movie as much as I thought I would.

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HarmonyPeaceLove
Nov 27, 2017

Excellent movie but very heartbreaking. It puts you in hers shoes & has you see & feel what a horrific, traumatic & depressing experience she went through when her husband was assassinated. I choked up a lot, it made me cry. I really respect Jacqueline's strength she had to have, especially for her her two children. She's was such a beautiful sophisticated, smart woman & mother. I have more respect for her, now then I ever had before. ❤ "Don't let it be forgot that for one brief, shining moment there was a Camelot"

I thought Natalie Portman did a good job 

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gbohomegirl7
Nov 26, 2017

Is the disillusionment with Natalie Portman's acting or with our conception of what Jackie Kennedy was like?? It is most likely the former where the actress didn't fully understand the former First Lady. Unfortunately, it didn't help us viewers much at all.

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runningbeat
Oct 30, 2017

I didn't think the show was well done, very slow, my husband fell asleep. Its to bad as the story line was interesting.

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louisemoore_0
Oct 28, 2017

I thought the movie might get better as it progressed, but I was wrong. Also I couldn't remember seeing any non-white actors - in a movie set in america..

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Cannes
Oct 23, 2017

Horrid. Was she really that much of an airhead as this movie portrays? I have no idea. JFK is proof positive that the people you vote for are not the people who rule you... Less than one star or whatever the new symbol the library uses for stars these days..

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ib1Flowerchild
Oct 19, 2017

I enjoyed the movie very much. There were some difficult scenes for me because I still mourn the loss of a president who could have made a huge impact for the better of america. Many of the thins JFK and his brother Bobby wanted to do are the same as what President Trump and VP Mike Pence are striving for.
The globalist were big hindrances then just like they are now.
They and the Socialist are have been trying to bring in the New World Order for many years.
It gives a little bit of an inside view of how some things happened. I give 3 1/2 stars.

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Bob
Oct 18, 2017

What a chore it was to get through this movie. Natalie Portman may have the look of Jackie O down, but that was it. My one star goes to the score and costuming/makeup which were the only noteworthy things in this mess.

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Raynam
Oct 07, 2017

Natalie Portman just couldn't pull of the role of playing Jackie.The actor playing Bobby Kennedy was completely wrong also.Really badly done in flash back form also.The intent that Mrs. Kennedy wanted for future generations with the Camelot effect was in the movie,this is all that was believable about this movie.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

I should have been a shop girl or a stenographer. I should have married an ordinary, lazy, ugly man.
-Let me share with you a parable. Jesus once passed a blind beggar on the road, and his disciples asked, "Who sinned, "this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?" And Jesus said, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned. He was made blind so that the works of God could be revealed in him." And with that, he placed mud on his eyes and told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam. And the man did, and he came back seeing. Right now you are blind. Not because you've sinned, but because you've been chosen. So that the works of God can be revealed in you.
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I was First Lady of the United States. Women have endured far worse for far less. There are two kinds of women. Those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

What did we truly accomplish?
-Maybe Jack will be remembered for the way he handled the missile crisis, or maybe he'll be remembered for having created a crisis that he was then forced to solve. We could have done so much. Civil rights, the space program. Vietnam.
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Every time I walk by this room, I'm reminded that on January 1st, 1863, an ordinary man signed a document that freed four million people from slavery. So, I don't think of it so much as peaceful as a place of profound legacy.
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Pretty soon he'll just be another oil portrait lining these hallways.
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People need their history. It gives them strength. They need to know that real men actually lived here. Not ghosts and storybook legends, people who faced adversity and overcame it. What you've done in this house matters.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

We all live on far after our deaths. Presidents will come and go, and every one of them will look up to Jack for guidance, for inspiration.
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Do you know what I wrote? That I wanted to die.
-I understand.
Do you?
-I do. Unless you are asking my permission.
No, only crass, self-indulgent people kill themselves. No, I was just hoping that if I walked down the street next to Jack's body, maybe someone would be kind enough to do it for me.
- In front of the whole world? Famous life, famous death.
I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy.
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I realized that all the pageantry, all the demands I made to honor him, it wasn't for Jack or his legacy. It was for me.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

We aren't most people. Most people don't have to make decisions like that, hours after watching
their husband get murdered next to them.
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That's what Camelot is about. Ordinary men banding together to fight for a better world.
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Of course, I think anyone who comes to the White House as a President, uh, desires the best for his country. But I think he does receive a stimulus from the knowledge of living in close proximity to the people who are legendary, but who actually were alive and were in these rooms.
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You left your mark on this country, Mrs. Kennedy. These past few days, that's the story. Losing a president is like... It's like losing a father. And you were a mother to all of us, and that's a very good story. The entire country watched the funeral from beginning to end. Decades from now, people will remember your dignity and the majesty. They'll remember you.

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

There comes a time in man's search for meaning when one realizes that there are no answers. And when you come to that horrible, unavoidable realization, you accept it or you kill yourself. Or you simply stop searching... I have lived a blessed life. And yet every night, when I climb into bed, turn off the lights, and stare in to the dark, I wonder... Is this all there is?
-You wonder?
Every soul on this planet does. But then, when morning comes, we all wake up and make a pot of coffee.
-Why do we bother?
Because we do. You did this morning, you will again tomorrow. But God, in his infinite wisdom, has made sure it is just enough for us.
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What kind of God takes a father from his two little children?
-Thy Lord sacrificed his only son...
And my two babies. Arabella in the womb. And Patrick. Thirty-nine hours on Earth. Just long enough to fall in love with him. What did I do to deserve that?

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jimg2000
Mar 31, 2017

I was just so happy that he could be proud. Because then I was having a baby, and I couldn't campaign, and then we got in the White House, and all of the things I'd always done, suddenly they
became wonderful. Because anything the First Lady does that is different everyone seizes on. And I was just so happy for Jack that he could be proud of me. Those were our happiest years.
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I believe that the characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us. I should have guessed it was too much to ask that we grow old together, see our children grow up. The darkness may never go away, but it won't always be this heavy.

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